NH Legislators to Make Important Decision on Medicaid Expansion

With the inception of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), states had the option to expand eligibility for the public Medicaid health insurance program that serves low-income individuals and families. The federal government would pay 90 percent of the expanded program costs. Individual states were to cover the rest. Medicaid “Expansion” was accomplished by raising […]

Power of Prevention podcast highlights Foundation-funded project

All behavior is communication, but with children who have been traumatized, it can be difficult to know what they are saying. Through an innovative project, pediatric practices around the state are learning to decode what these children are saying. The Institute for Health Policy and Practice at UNH with expertise from the Children’s Hospital at […]

Foundation adds its first Director of Research and Community Impact

Alisa Druzba has been named the foundation’s first Director of Research and Community Impact. Her work will involve research and analysis of children’s health data, developing research insights for use in internal foundation planning and external stakeholder engagement, and convening the foundation’s external stakeholders to advance the state of children’s health in New Hampshire. She […]

The Sandi Van Scoyoc Legacy Award

In 2014, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation Board of Directors established the Sandi Van Scoyoc Legacy Award. As our founding President, the award honors her commitment to improving the health of New Hampshire’s children. The award recognizes a New Hampshire not-for-profit organization, or an individual who works for a non-profit, that demonstrates exemplary and […]

Rochester Meals 4 Kids finds word of mouth most effective way to engage families

Gather, a non-profit organization based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has been addressing hunger for over 200 years and is dedicated to making New Hampshire’s Seacoast a hunger-free community. Gather’s Meals 4 Kids (M4K) is a mobile program delivered in six locations that provides fresh and nutritious food for school-aged children who are eligible for Free […]

Foundation evaluates quarter-century of work

// Evaluation discovers our “out-sized impact” // The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation was formed in 1997 using the proceeds from the merger of a nonprofit health insurance plan into a for-profit health insurance corporation. We have been operating now for 25 years. By law, we must distribute 5% of our financial assets each year. […]

Screening for Childhood Adversity in Primary Care

A project designed and implemented by the New Hampshire Pediatric Improvement Project and funded by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation as part of its Childhood Adversity Systems Change Project// Research has demonstrated that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) may have significant short and long-term effects on the health and well-being of children, adolescents and teens. […]

Fall Grant Application Round Closes August 30

Letters of Inquiry accepted through August 30. // Our grant application process is open August 1 – 30 for projects that support these aspects of children’s health: Promoting oral health for children through age five and / or pregnant women. Improving access to community-level physical activity for young children and families. Improving participation in federal nutrition assistance programs […]

NH contraception access study released

In 2019, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation implemented a directed grantmaking model aimed at strengthening protective factors and early intervention practices to prevent or ameliorate adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). One component of the model is the reduction of unintended pregnancy through increasing awareness and availability of all contraceptive methods so that people are empowered […]

Dartmouth Health Children’s Pediatrician Presented 2022 Van Scoyoc Award

  (Concord, NH) – Charles Cappetta, MD, FAAP, Dartmouth Health Children’s pediatrician and children’s health advocate, has been presented the 2022 Sandi Van Scoyoc Legacy Award by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation. The foundation is a leading funder to improve the health and wellness of children in the state. Cappetta, or simply “Dr. Chuck” […]